Supah Blitz Added to Kentucky Derby Field

Trainer Manny Tortora said Thursday morning that as of now, he is taking Supah Blitz to the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.

"It looks like it right now," said Tortora in a release from Gulfstream Patk. "We will leave in about eight or nine days, ship around the 25th, 26th or 27th."
Supah Blitz worked at Calder Thursday morning and went five furlongs in 1:02 2/5 breezing according to the work tab.

"He did everything nice, real easy," said Tortora. "I got him going the last quarter in :22 2/5 even though the clockers said :23 flat. He pulled up three-quarters in 1:14."

Supah Blitz made a name for himself last year as a 2-year-old at Calder when he won two races including the Jack Price Stakes and earned more than $246,000. As a 3-year-old, the son of Mecke has yet to win a race but finished second in the Fountain Of Youth (gr. I) and fourth in the Florida Derby (gr. I) and last time out, was second to the highly regarded Dynever in the Aventura Stakes.

"We have had a lot of inquiries about selling him," said Tortora. "There have been a lot of agents around the barn looking at him. I'm still waiting for the right offer."

Although Rosemary Homeister Jr. has been aboard Supah Blitz in several of his last races, Tortora isn't sure if she will ride the colt in the Kentucky Derby.

"We may change riders," said Tortora. "I don't know who we'll get but we've had a couple of bites from some other jockeys at this point."

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